Release Dates - News

August2012

  • News Sony Serves Up Sports Champions 2 on 31st October

    Be the best

    Sports Champions 2 will move onto European store shelves on 31st October, publisher Sony has announced. A North American release date was confirmed last week. The PlayStation Move sequel boasts a variety of events, including boxing, skiing, bowling, tennis, golf and an updated version of archery. It will also allow you to design your...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 3 Stumbles onto PSN Today

    Surprise

    When developer Telltale Games said it was bringing The Walking Dead: Episode 3 to PSN “soon”, what it really meant was “very, very soon”. The studio has revealed that the next entry in its popular episodic series will hit the North American PlayStation Store later today. Unfortunately, the European release is in limbo once again...

  • News DICE Issues Battlefield 3: Armored Kill DLC Release Date

    Ready for deployment

    PlayStation 3 owners will get the first opportunity to cut through Battlefield 3’s upcoming Armored Kill expansion pack. The content – which includes several new vehicles and a handful of maps – will hit the PlayStation Store on 4th September for Premium members. Vanilla players will be able to join the action on 18th...

  • News Psychonauts Launches on PSN Next Week

    Naut but good news

    Double Fine’s memorable PlayStation 2 adventure Psychonauts is coming to the North American PlayStation Store on 28th August, platform holder Sony has announced. The unhinged adventure will launch as a bog-standard PS2 Classic, so don’t expect any fancy visual upgrades or Trophy support. There’s no word on a price tag just...

  • News Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Edition Hits Europe Next Month

    Worthy of its name

    The game of the year edition of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is set to climb onto European store shelves on 19th September, publisher Sony has announced. The repackaged title will include the original game, alongside four classic skin packs, two additional co-op multiplayer modes and six different multiplayer maps. There's no...

  • News Tokyo Jungle Confuses PSN Next Month

    Unleash the beast within

    Japan Studio’s utterly baffling PSN adventure Tokyo Jungle will hit the European PlayStation Store on 26th September, publisher Sony has revealed. The mid-week release date suggests that the title will launch as a digital exclusive, unlike Japan where it was also available at retail. That should probably come as a surprise...

  • News Sports Champions 2 Smashes onto PS3 on 30th October

    Ace

    Sony has announced that it will serve up Sports Champions 2 on 30th October in North America. The PlayStation Move-powered compilation will boast a handful of new sports, including tennis, golf, skiing, bowling and boxing. It’ll also feature an updated version of archery. Unlike the previous Sports Champions, you’ll now be able to create...

  • News Anomaly: Warzone Earth Targets PSN on 29th August

    Death from above

    Anomaly: Warzone Earth will explode onto the European PlayStation Network on 29th August, developer 11 Bit Studios has told Joystiq. The title will arrive in North America at some point in September. The PSN version of the popular real-time strategy title adds local co-op and a new human unit called the Chainer. Exciting stuff,...

  • News Dead Space 3 Spooks PS3 on 5th February

    Hide behind the sofa

    Dead Space 3 will shuffle onto PlayStation 3 on 5th February in North America, publisher EA announced during its GamesCom press conference this afternoon. A European release will follow on 8th February. Those that pre-order the title from participating retailers will automatically be upgraded to the Dead Space 3 Limited...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds onto PSN on 28th August

    Learn to fly

    As promised, Activision has revealed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will kickflip onto the PlayStation Network on 28th August in North America. We’re crossing everything that the European release isn’t too far behind. The game mashes up classic stages from the original two Tony Hawk titles. It launched on Xbox Live Arcade last...

  • News Jet Set Radio HD Tags PSN on 11th September

    Get some sleep

    SEGA’s confirmed that it will paint Jet Set Radio HD onto the PlayStation Store on 11th September in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given the first opportunity to crank up the volume, with vanilla PSN members invited to the party on 18th September. The re-mastered Dreamcast classic will set you back just $9.99...

  • News Hell Yeah! Rolls onto PS3 on 25th September

    Dangerously attractive

    Arkedo Studio’s acclaimed PSN platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is set to take on the underworld on 25th September, a new trailer has revealed. A European release will follow on 3rd October. The game will cost $14.99. If you don’t know much about the SEGA published title, then, well, we wished we could help...

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Bounces onto PS3 and Vita This September

    About flippin' time

    Zen Pinball 2 is set to launch onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita this September, developer Zen Studios has announced. The cross-compatible pinball platform will be free to download, with trials for all 26 of the title’s tables available from the offset. Those of you that already own the original Zen Pinball or

  • News Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid HD Edition Release Dates

    Tactical deployment

    Following on from the physical release of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on PS3 and PS Vita, Konami has announced the release dates for the digital versions of the individual games. 21st August Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition (PS Vita) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (PS Vita) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Karting Takes to the Track on 6th November

    Box car racer

    If you’re still lamenting the closure of the LittleBigPlanet Karting beta, then perhaps we can improve your mood with a release date. Sony's announced that Sackboy’s set to hit the road on 6th November in North America and 9th November in Europe. The platform holder’s also revealed pre-order bonuses for the imaginative racer. In...

  • News Way of the Samurai 4 Swipes Its Sword on 21st August

    Dig out your kimono

    Upcoming action title Way of the Samurai 4 is set to sneak onto the North American PlayStation Network on 21st August, publisher XSEED has announced. The quasi-historical samurai adventure will set you back $39.99, and will feature full Japanese dialogue alongside English sub-titles. The game promises plenty of customisation, an...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Touches Vita on 19th September

    So soon?

    If you’re desperate to get your grubby fingertips on Sackboy’s latest pocket-sized adventure – well, you actually haven't got long to wait. Sony's announced that LittleBigPlanet Vita is set to release on 19th September in Europe and 25th September in North America. That's only a few weeks away! In addition to the somewhat surprising...

  • News EX Troopers Boosts into Japan on 22nd November

    High octane

    Capcom’s fascinating Lost Planet spin-off EX Troopers is set to glide onto Japanese store shelves on 22nd November, the publisher has announced. There are currently no plans for a Western release of the intriguing anime-inspired PS3 title, which boasts co-op multiplayer and a gorgeous cel-shaded visual style. Yeah, we're pretty bummed...

July2012

  • News Lights, Camera, Party! Brings Motion Madness to PSN

    Smooth moves

    We’re probably in the minority, but we love a good mini-game compilation. There’s something exhilarating about hopping between a host of madcap mechanics – even if the experience can end up feeling a bit shallow as a result. Frima Studio’s upcoming PlayStation Move-powered Lights, Camera, Party! looks to embody everything...

  • News Retro/Grade Rocks PSN Next Month

    Bring the beat backwards

    The oft-delayed rhythm-based shooter Retro/Grade will finally warp onto the PlayStation Network next month, developer 24 Caret Games has announced. The back-to-front arcade blaster will hit Sony’s digital storefront on 21st August in North America and 22nd August in Europe. For those that haven’t stayed up to date with...

  • News Grand Theft Auto III Hijacking PSN on 31st July

    Liberty city

    It’s time to step into the silent shoes of Claude all over again, as Sony has announced that Grand Theft Auto III will fire onto the North American PlayStation Store on 31st July. The open-world epic was referenced in the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, in which the crew revealed that the PS2 Classic will set you back...

  • News Skylanders Giants Takes Flight on 19th October

    Bigger and better

    Activision’s next big thing, Skylanders Giants, will swarm onto UK store shelves on 19th October, the publisher has announced. Our local supermarket’s only just moved the last batch of interactive toys to the back of the shop, so we can't wait to be greeted by a fresh group of twee monsters every time we go to buy a loaf of...

  • News WizOrb Smashes onto PlayStation Minis Next Week

    Break out

    Beatshapers’ ace RPG infused Arkanoid clone WizOrb is set to smash its way onto the PlayStation Store next week. The title will be playable on PS3, PSP and Vita, though the studio is not sure whether the latter will be supported at launch. It seems Sony still hasn’t figured that out. The block buster will set you back $3.99 in North...

  • News Foosball 2012 Kicks Off on PS3 and Vita Next Week

    Flicking good fun

    You probably didn’t buy a PlayStation 3 or Vita to play a digital simulation of table football, but we bet you’re going to snap up the upcoming Foosball 2012 anyway. The Grip Games developed PSN exclusive is set to kick off on 24th July in North America and 25th July in Europe. That’s next week by the way. Brilliantly,...

  • News Street Fighter X Tekken Vita Challenges Europe on 19th October

    Gloves off

    Hot on the heels of last week’s Japanese release date, Capcom has confirmed that Street Fighter X Tekken will bring its breed of crossover chaos to European PlayStation Vitas on 19th October. That’s a full four days before the North American release, giving overseas players a competitive advantage. Well, unless you’ve got a...

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Lands 16th November

    Christmas presence

    SEGA's announced it'll launch Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PS3 and PS Vita in Europe on 16th November 2012. The air, land and sea racer features famous faces from favourite franchises like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, set to return on PSN later this summer of course. Will you take SEGA's latest racer for a...

  • News Malicious Brings Delicious Combat to North America

    Fighting the good fight

    Sony has confirmed that Malicious will finally take the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean later this month. The beautiful PSN exclusive debuted in Europe earlier this year, but has taken a curiously long time to make the jump overseas. Thankfully, if you live in North America, you won’t be forced to wait much longer –...

  • News Street Fighter X Tekken Attacks Japanese Vitas on 25th October

    Crossover chaos

    After what seems like an awfully long wait, Capcom has confirmed that Street Fighter X Tekken will finally dragon punch its way onto Japanese PlayStation Vitas on 25th October. The game will be available digitally for ¥3,400 or at stores for ¥4,990. Enhancements to the Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken include the ability to...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Throws Its Weight Around on 23rd October

    Royale rumble

    You’ll finally get to find out who is the most powerful PlayStation heavyweight of them all on 23rd October, when PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale dragon-punches onto North American store shelves. Europeans will have a few extra days to prepare themselves for the mash-up of the millennium, with the title set to brawl its way...

  • News Don't Expect the Next Episode of The Walking Dead Until August

    Slow shuffle

    After some serious launch setbacks with its most recent episode, Telltale Games has warned anticipant fans not to expect the next entry in its massively popular The Walking Dead series to arrive until mid-August. The company explained in a somewhat apologetic blog post on the matter: "Although we can't give y

  • News Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Hops onto PSN Next Week

    Licking toads

    Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition is set to run onto the PlayStation Network next week, Sony has announced. The exciting news was confirmed during the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Blogcast, confirming a 10th July release date for the Zombie Studios developed title in North America. Taking into account SCEE’s current form,...

  • News Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Drops Sooner Than Expected

    More than meets the eye

    Activision has, well, transformed the release date of High Moon Studios’ upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The upcoming shooter will now roll out on 21st August in North America and 24th August in Europe. That’s a week earlier than expected. Just in case you missed it, you can check out the title’s latest...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors Reaches EU Shores on 21st September

    Set sail

    The massively successful One Piece: Pirate Warriors will dock European stores on 21st September, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. The title will be available in three different flavours, including digital, standard and collector’s edition. You can check out some new footage of the game in action below. Looks, er, colourful, doesn't...

June2012

  • News Dungeon Twister Weaves onto PSN in July

    Twist and shout

    While Dungeon Twister is not the fantasy-themed party game for contortionists you’ve always dreamed of, it is a promising looking board game adaptation for PSN. The Hydravision developed turn-based strategy title is set to roll its first dice on 3rd July, when the title charges onto Sony’s digital storefront for $9.99. In the...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Shuffles onto PSN This Week

    Just in time

    Telltale Games has just about managed to fulfil its self-imposed deadline, announcing a 29th June release date for the second episode in its massively popular The Walking Dead series. Sadly, the aforementioned date only applies to the North American version of the download, with a European release still yet to be nailed down. Are you...

  • News FIFA 13 Kicks Off on 28th September

    Ultimate edition

    If you’re still reeling from England’s premature exit from the European championships this weekend, then we imagine the last thing you’ll want to read about is football. Still, EA thought it was appropriate to reveal the UK release date for the upcoming FIFA 13 today, so here we are. Don’t worry, we keep seeing Ashley...

  • News Jeremy McGrath's Offroad Crashes onto PSN Next Week

    Mud slinger

    It’s time to get filthy, because 2XL Games has announced that Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will slide onto the PSN next week. The arcade racer will run at an unwavering 60FPS in full 1080p resolution. It promises a full single-player campaign mode with vehicle unlocks, in addition to an eight-player online multiplayer component with...

  • News Quantum Conundrum Teases Your Brainbox on 10th July

    Swift turnaround

    Quantum Conundrum – the next title from Portal creator Kim Swift – is set to quiz the PlayStation Network on 10th July in North America. A European release will follow on 11th July. Like Portal the game plays out from a first-person perspective, but sees you manipulating the properties of objects in order to progress. One...

  • News Rainbow Moon Eclipses US PlayStation Store on 10th July

    One small step for PSN

    Following our previous Rainbow Moon update, there’s been much anticipation for a US release date. Thankfully, we can finally confirm that the strategy RPG will touch down in North America on 10th July. It’ll set you back a tempting $14.99. Are you planning on taking a trip to the colourful rock?

  • News DOOM 3: BFG Edition Invades Store Shelves on 16th October

    Hell on Earth

    Bethesda’s clearly not worried about getting gobbled up by Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III, as it’s announced a 16th October release date for the DOOM 3: BFG Edition in North America. Those of you in Europe will get an additional three days to prepare for the apocalypse, with the HD re-master scheduled to release on 19th...

  • News Anarchy Reigns Attacks the West in Q1 2013

    Holding back

    Platinum Games’ arena brawler Anarchy Reigns was originally scheduled to release any time now. But while the game will still arrive in Japan early next month, those of you in North America and Europe will have to wait until Q1 2013. SEGA announced the news on Twitter, informing an eager fan that the game’s release had been...

  • News The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Storms UK Stores on 29th June

    Fashionably late

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy has finally gone gold, Sony has announced. The title was originally set to release in early June, but was delayed for undisclosed reasons. Nevertheless, it’s now finally ready for a 27th June launch in mainland Europe and 29th June release in the UK. The game’s set to arrive in North America later...

  • News PSN Exclusive Rainbow Moon Rises in July

    Over the moon

    SideQuest Studios’ hearty-looking PSN strategy RPG Rainbow Moon is set to talk tactics on 4th July in Europe, publisher Eastasiasoft has announced. The game will set you back £9.99, with a North American release scheduled soon after. If the promise of a 40-hour downloadable adventure wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping,...

  • News Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Deploys on 21st August

    Boom, headshot

    The next instalment in the massively popular Counter-Strike series will attack PlayStation Network on 21st August, Valve has announced. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature new weapons, characters and maps, alongside a handful of classic Counter-Strike favourites. It’ll support PlayStation Move and mouse/keyboard controls...

  • News South Park: The Stick of Truth Kills Kenny on 5th March

    Trey bien

    As part of Xbox’s E3 press conference this evening, Microsoft ushered out South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who – after taking a well timed dig at the rest of the press conference – announced that its upcoming collaboration with THQ, South Park: The Stick of Truth, is set to release on multiple platforms on 5th March,...

  • News Tomba! Sprints onto PSN on 19th June

    Pigs can fly

    Tomba!, the most anticipated PSone re-release in the history of the PlayStation Network, finally has a release date: 19th June. Indeed, in just over two weeks you’ll be able to enjoy one of the finest PlayStation titles of all time without the need to auction any of your internal organs. It'll cost you just $9.99 to admire the...

  • News Ni No Kuni Reaches Europe on 25th January 2013

    Seven months out

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the much-anticipated collaboration between Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, lands on PS3 in Europe on 25th January 2013. The adventure contains English and Japanese voice overs as well as subtitles in French, Italian, German and Spanish, so most European players should be able to enjoy it. Here's a...

  • News Tomb Raider Confirmed for Release On 5th March 2013

    Idol chatter

    Square Enix's much anticipated Tomb Raider reboot has a release date: 5th March 2013. The date came at the end of a brand new trailer showing the more action-heavy focus of the new title, with Lara placed in more perilous situations than even Nathan Drake could imagine. We'll see more next week.

May2012

  • News Jeremy McGrath's Offroad Hits the Mud on 27th June

    Mud fight

    Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad is set to pull away from the starting line on 27th June. The downloadable racer will feature a garage of upgradeable off-road vehicles, including rally cars, buggies and trucks. In single-player, you’ll be able to drive in the slipstream of Jeremy McGrath’s bid for the Pro2 Championship. The campaign will be...

  • News Inversion Release Upturned in Europe, On Track in US

    Gravity daze

    While the status of Namco Bandai’s topsy-turvy shooter Inversion remains unclear in Europe, publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed that the title is still on track for its scheduled 5th June release in North America. A representative confirmed the fist-pumping news in a statement to Joystiq earlier this evening. It's unfortunate news...

  • News Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Rises on 26th June

    Master of unlocking

    Capcom’s re-mastered light-gun compilation Resident Evil: Chronicles HD is set to shuffle onto the PSN on 26th June in North America and 27th June in Europe. The PlayStation Move powered package will cost $26.99 and £21.99 respectively. The downloadable title promises upgraded versions of former Nintendo Wii exclusives...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Buddies Up on 11th September

    Find a friend

    The follow-up to the most popular Tekken title in recent memory, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, is set to punch its way onto PS3 this September. Publisher Namco Bandai has attached an 11th September release date to the tag-team brawler in North America, with a European launch set to follow on 14th September. In Europe, the release date...

  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Hitz Europe on 26th October

    Just desserts

    Following on from yesterday’s North American release date announcement, SEGA’s confirmed that its upcoming Vita title Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz is set to roll onto European consoles on 26th October. The title boasts a hearty helping of primate puzzling, promising over 100 levels and eight fan favourite mini-games. You’ll...

  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Rolls onto Vita in October

    Tasty treat

    SEGA’s confirmed that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz is set to bounce onto North American PlayStation Vitas on 23rd October. The “most advanced Monkey Ball title yet” includes more than 100 stages and eight mini-games. Yes, that includes fan favourites such as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo. The game takes full advantage of the...

  • News XCOM: Enemy Unknown Infiltrates PS3 in October

    Strategic timing

    You'll be able to uncover the identity of XCOM: Enemy Unknown's antagonist in October on PS3. The secretive strategy title is set to release on 9th October in North America and 12th October internationally, 2K Games has confirmed in a statement released this afternoon. Pre-order the thinking man’s title and you’ll scoop up the...

  • News Devil May Cry Reboot Sobs into 2013

    Sticks and stones

    Can you see what you’ve done to poor Dante, you nasty lot? You should probably apologise for all those nasty things you’ve said. Sure, Ninja Theory’s boy-band interpretation of the classic protagonist might not be the one you grew up with, but that doesn’t give you the right to say horrible things about his appearance in...

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Stalks PS3 on 12th February 2013

    Be afraid

    Gearbox has confirmed that the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines will scream onto PS3 on 12th February 2013 in North America. The title had previously been given a tentative autumn release, but this is the first time it’s scooped an official date. Randy Pitchford, the gaffer at developer Gearbox, said in a statement accompanying the...

  • News Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Stalks US Vitas on 12th June

    Staging an assault

    Konami has confirmed that the PlayStation Vita version of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will touch North American systems on the 12th June. The handheld release features high definition makeovers of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It boasts added touch controls, trophy support and full...

  • News Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Turns Back Time on 23rd May

    Tardy Vita version lags behind

    Fans of dodgy British sci-fi will be able to get their fill on 23rd May when Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock releases on PlayStation 3. It’ll launch as a digital download first, but will quickly be followed by a retail release on 25th May. Sadly, the Vita version won’t arrive until 13th June. Both titles will be...

  • News Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Slams PSN on 5th June

    DLC packs revealed

    Much-anticipated title Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown finally makes it to the PlayStation Store in North America on 5th June, priced $14.99. Europe gets it the very next day for £9.99. DLC packs for customising your chosen character will land alongside the game. Each fighter has his or her own pack, available for $4.99/£3.59,...

  • News Hitman: Absolution Steps Out of the Shadows on 20th November

    Sniper Challenge free with pre-orders

    It’s a good job Hitman protagonist Agent 47 can keep a secret better than developer IO Interactive. The studio confirmed earlier today that the upcoming Hitman: Absolution will finally hit the PS3 on 20th November. In addition, as previously rumoured, if you pre-order the stealth title, you’ll be able to...

  • News Dishonored Finds Redemption on 9th October

    Deus next

    Bethesda and Arkane Studios’ Dickensian adventure Dishonored will seek salvation on the 9th October, when the steampunk action title arrives on PlayStation 3 in North America. Europeans will have to wait a few extra days to begin their quest for honour, with the stealth game set to sneak overseas on 12th October. You can learn more about...

April2012

  • News Don't Worry, Awesomenauts is Still Coming to PSN This Week

    Naut but good news

    Ronimo’s brilliant looking Awesomenauts will still launch on the PlayStation Network this week as planned. The game’s status was thrust into mystery when German publisher dtp Entertainment filed for insolvency earlier today. However, Sony’s confirmed on Twitter that the title will indeed release as part of this week’s...

  • News Skullgirls Fights Its Way to Europe on 2nd May

    Better late than never

    Reverge Labs’ gorgeous downloadable brawler Skullgirls will finally punch its way onto the European PlayStation Store next week. The fighter has been available in North America since 10th April. If you can’t wait for the slick scrapper to arrive, you’ll be able to sate your anticipation with the game’s official...

  • News Swap Blocks with Bejeweled 3 on PSN Today

    Sparkling sequel

    We're onto Bejeweled 3 already? How much mileage is developer Popcap going to get out of a simple game of match three? Quite a lot, we suspect, because we know you’re going to buy this game like the hopeless sheep you are. It’s more Bejeweled – and who doesn’t want to play more Bejeweled? The latest version includes a better...

  • News The Walking Dead Shuffles onto PSN This Week

    Brrrains

    Telltale’s latest episodic offering is to begin its amble onto the PlayStation Network this week. The first episode of its new The Walking Dead series will kick off on 24th April in North America and 25th April in Europe. Episodes will be available individually for $4.99/£3.99, or as part of a season pass for $19.99/£15.99. Plump up for...

  • News PixelJunk 4am Dances onto PSN in May

    Midnight fever

    Q-Games’ stellar looking Move powered music tool PixelJunk 4am is set to release on the PlayStation Network on 15th May. It’ll launch alongside a free application allowing you to tune into other players’ live performances. The final game will feature five songs comprising four different tracks: drums, bass, rhythm and synth...

  • News Take a Shot with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 in August

    In range

    City Interactive’s attached a 21st August release date to its scoped first-person shooter Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. The original title proved a massive success on PS3 due to its low price-point and decent gunplay. Ghost Warrior 2 hopes to better its predecessor by implementing CryEngine 3 support, enhanced AI and “unprecedented” bullet...

  • News London 2012 Sprints onto PS3 in June

    Gold standard

    Fans of broken controllers and Jessica Ennis will be excited to learn that SEGA’s attached a 29th June release date to its upcoming tournament tie-in London 2012. The game will feature 45 Olympic events including cycling, diving and more. Some of the events – such as the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol – will feature PlayStation Move...

  • News DiRT Showdown Collides with 25th May Release Date

    Hooning is not a crime

    Those of you obsessed with bent bumpers and scratched paint work will probably want to pick up a copy of DiRT Showdown when it releases on 25th May in the UK and 29th May in the US. The title steers the traditionally serious rallying series in a more raucous direction, focusing on arcade thrills and vehicle wrecking spills. If...

  • Rumour Rockstar Employee's CV Dates GTAV for October

    Whoops

    We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Rockstar North employee Alex O’Dwyer is not having a particularly happy Easter. The character animator updated his CV and LinkedIn profile over the bank holiday weekend, pledging an October release date to the anticipated crime thriller Grand Theft Auto V. It’s the first we’ve heard of it. Adding...

  • News Skullgirls Picks a Fight with PSN on 10th April

    Put 'em up

    The release date for Reverge Labs’ super promising PlayStation Network brawler Skullgirls is no longer a mystery – well, not if you’re in North America anyway. The uber-pretty punch ‘em up will launch on Sony’s digital storefront on 10th April for $14.99. Sadly, the game’s European release remains in limbo. As you were, then.

  • News Sonic 4: Episode II Makes a Date with PSN on 15th May

    Open your heart

    If you’ve already read our Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II First Impressions, then you’ll probably be wondering when you can take the blue blur for a spin yourself. Well, there’s good news ahead, because SEGA has confirmed that Sonic’s latest adventure will kick off on 15th May in North America. There’s no word on a...

  • News Warm Up Your Flipper Fingers with The Pinball Arcade

    Buy one, get one free

    The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita get an extra dose of flip-heavy action next week, with the release of The Pinball Arcade on 10th April. As with other cross-compatible titles, you’ll get the console and handheld versions for a single price. Similarly, you’ll only need to purchase DLC once to access it on both consoles. The...

  • News Skullgirls Release Date in Limbo

    Probably out 10th April?

    Gorgeous 2D brawler Skullgirls is due out on 11th April on XBOX 360, but a PlayStation Network release date is still unconfirmed. Reverge Labs’ community manager Peter Bartholow triumphantly touted the date on NeoGAF, but warned that a PSN release had not been finalised. He speculated that an 10th April launch is probable...

March2012

  • News Mortal Kombat Vita Exchanges Blows on 4th May

    May the force be with you

    Warner Bros has attached a firm 4th May release date to the PlayStation Vita version of its PS3 smash-hit Mortal Kombat. As previously confirmed, the game will feature a variety of new content, including 150 new challenges designed around the handheld’s multiple inputs. It'll also feature all four DLC characters, in...

  • News Awesomenauts Brings the Awesome to PSN on 1st May

    Taking you back to your childhood

    There’s just one more month to wait before Ronimo unleashes the awesome that is, er, Awesomenauts onto the PlayStation Network. The developer has attached a 1st May release date to the multiplayer title in North America, with a European release set to follow on 2nd May. The game’s big selling point is its 2D...

  • News Velocity Shoots onto PlayStation Minis in May

    Neutrino speed

    Futurlab’s promising PlayStation Minis space shooter Velocity is headed to Sony’s digital storefront in May, the developer has announced. North American gamers will get to sample the teleporting blaster from 1st May, while Europeans will have to wait an extra day until 2nd May. Futurlab’s managing director James Marsden said:...

  • News Closure Comes to PlayStation Network on 27th March

    Not what you think

    Stop worrying, the PlayStation Network is not closing down. Quite the contrary, as Eyebrow Interactive has announced that former Indie Game Challenge winner Closure is coming to the PlayStation Network on 27th March. The game is set in a monochrome world in which only the things you see actually exist. That means that unless you...

  • News House of the Dead 4 Shoots Up the PlayStation Store Next Month

    Braaains

    Shooting zombies never gets old. Sure gamers might lament the lack of creativity when developers spew out yet another title featuring the undead, but, let’s be honest, shooting their limbs off never really loses its sheen, does it? There’s good news for PlayStation Move owners then, as SEGA has announced that House of the Dead 4 is...

  • News Super Monkey Balls Rolls onto PlayStation Vita in June

    AiAi

    The latest entry in SEGA’s premium primate puzzler Super Monkey Ball is set to spin onto Japanese PS Vitas on 14th June, the publisher has announced. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz promises to revisit the classic gameplay formula from previous titles, in addition to adding motion controls, rear touch pad features, wireless two-player co-op,...

  • News Sorcery Casts Spells on PlayStation Move this May

    Expelliarmus

    Sorcery’s been on the lips of PlayStation fans for years, and now it finally has a date. The hotly anticipated PlayStation Move title is set to release on 22nd May in North America and 23rd May in Europe. The game – which was announced at E3 several years ago – puts players in the shoes of Finn, a young sorcerer’s apprentice who...

  • News Lollipop Chainsaw Bringing the Goods on 12th June

    Sweet

    Warner Bros has announced that it’s to release the bittersweet Lollipop Chainsaw on 12th June in North America and 13th June in Europe, giving you just three months to stock up on your favourite Chupa Chups. For those of you that have been living under a rock, Lollipop Chainsaw puts you in control of a cheerleader named Juliet Starling. Her...

  • News Sumioni Inks the PlayStation Network on 20th March

    Practice the demon arts

    The PlayStation Vita’s launch line-up was undeniable hugy, but we’re already starting to hear murmurs of people asking what’s next. Thankfully it looks like the system’s going to avoid the usual new platform drought, with Unit 13 and the gorgeous Sumioni: Demon Arts both due out in North America in March. XSEED...

  • News PixelJunk 4am Dancing onto PSN this Spring

    A musical journey

    PixelJunk 4am is not a game. Q Games’ Rowan Parker describes it as a more of an “instrument than a game”. The title – which has been developed in collaboration with DJ Baiyon – sees you using the PlayStation Move controller to manipulate music. Everything is handled with gestures; you are essentially creating sounds in 3D...

  • News Ridge Racer Hits North America on 13th March

    Free DLC too!

    While Japanese and European gamers are already enjoying Ridge Racer on their Vita systems, North American gamers have been patiently waiting for the game to make its appearance. Well the wait is almost over. Namco Bandai has just announced that Ridge Racer will now be released on 13th March in North America and the company is even...

  • News Sly Cooper Sneaks Through Time this Fall on PS3

    Let's do the time warp again

    Sony’s attached a vague release date to Sanzaru Games’ hotly anticipated Sly Cooper sequel, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. The title’s due out at some point in the Fall (around Christmas), which is a lot more specific than the previously ambiguous date of “2012”. Expect Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time to factor big...

  • News Trine 2 Launching on European PSN Next Week

    Bizarre announcement

    Frozenbyte’s revealed that Trine 2 will launch on the European PlayStation Network next week. That’s according to a ridiculous (but brilliant) video posted on the developer’s YouTube account. Trine 2 released in North America last year, but was delayed in Europe after it failed QA. It seems those issues have been resolved...

  • News BioShock Infinite Invades UK on 19th October

    Pie in the sky

    2K’s announced that Irrational Games’ hotly anticipated BioShock follow-up, BioShock Infinite, will launch in North America on the 16th October. Europe will have to wait just a few additional days for the first-person shooter, when it releases overseas on the 19th October. Creative director Ken Levine said: After BioShock, we had...

February2012

  • News Gravity Rush Coming to Europe on 13th June

    Available at retail

    It seems SCEE’s had a change of heart regarding the European release of Gravity Rush. The title was originally only planned for digital release, but in a PlayStation Blog post this afternoon the publisher has confirmed that a retail version will also be made available. The bad news is that the game is still a way off, with SCEE...

  • News Journey Destined for North America on 13th March

    Arrives in Europe 14th March

    Yesterday we reported that the highly-anticipated Journey begins its travels in Japan on 15th March: thankfully, the rest of the world can also get ready to depart. North America will receive thatgamecompany’s latest release first, with the title available to download from PlayStation Store on 13th March for $14.99...

  • News Assassin's Creed 3 Release Date Revealed

    Here we go

    Ubisoft has revealed it'll release Assassin's Creed 3 on Tuesday 30th October 2012. The publisher recently teased a "major" entry in the series was due later this year and we now know it'll be the long-awaited AC3. We haven't got much more to go on at the moment but stay tuned.

  • News Journey Begins its Travels on 15th March in Japan

    On the road

    Sony’s finally attached a date to thatgamecompany’s hotly anticipated arthouse PlayStation Network release, Journey. Sadly the launch date only applies to Japan. Those living in the land of the rising sun will get to purchase the gorgeous adventure title on 15th March for a lowly sum of ¥1,200. Sony’s yet to confirm a Western...

  • News Darksiders II Dances with Death This Summer

    Slow dance in the sun

    Normally we wouldn’t be up for inviting the Grim Reaper into our home, but in the case of Darksiders II we might be tempted to make an exception. According to the game’s official Twitter account, we’ll get to go hands-on with the dark Zelda inspired sequel this coming 26th June in North America and 29th June in Europe...

  • News Look to the Resistance: Burning Skies on 29th May

    Hot date

    Not content with launching a stack of Vita games in the next few weeks, Sony's already looking ahead to the release of Resistance: Burning Skies, with global release dates before the end of May. North American Vita owners can face off against the Chimera on 29th May, while Europe gets it 24 hours later on 30th May. Interestingly these are...

  • News Namco to Co-publish Star Trek Next Year

    Set phasers to fun

    Digital Extreme’s exciting PlayStation Move supported Star Trek title has got a new publisher and release date. The title will now find itself rocketing onto store shelves in early 2013, shortly before J. J. Abram’s next big theatrical release. It’ll be handled by Namco Bandai, who’s signed a co-publishing and distribution...

  • News Yakuza: Dead Souls Limps onto the PS3 on 16th March

    Hellish hostesses

    SEGA’s Yakuza franchise is consistently brilliant. The zany open-world series is well recognised for its mix of serious and silly, and Yakuza: Dead Souls – the Western name for Yakuza: Of the End – promises to take things to the next level. Having spent several hours with the import release we can confirm that Dead Souls...

  • News Prepare for Worms Ultimate Mayhem on 14th February

    Cue crude worms jokes

    The franchise that shows no signs of ever ending, Worms Ultimate Mayhem just got itself a pair of release dates for Europe and North America. Annelid fans Stateside can get worms on Valentine's Day, while the cute warmongers reach Europe on 15th February. The game will cost $14.99/£9.99/€12.99, with a day one discount for...

  • News Hungry Giraffe Scoffs its Way into North America on 7th February

    Lock up your fridges

    While us lucky Europeans have spent the past 24 hours gobbling up as much grub as we can get our hands-on in Hungry Giraffe, those in North America will not have to wait long to join in on the flavoursome fun. Developer Laughing Jackal’s just dropped us a line to confirm that Hungry Giraffe will hit the North American PlayStation Store on 7th February, where it will be free..

January2012

  • News Puddle Drops Onto PSN Next Wednesday

    Making a splash

    Konami's Puddle finally comes to the PlayStation Store next week. The wet puzzler lands in Europe on Wednesday for an as-yet unspecified price. It supports PlayStation Move or traditional DualShock controllers. Konami makes a splash with Puddle on XBLA® and PlayStation®Network Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today confirmed the...

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